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FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

with reviews

The Black Hippies – 1977 – The Black Hippies

Blazing solos, upbeat drums and sweet organs will guide you on this Nigerian funk odyssey. This underappreciated 1977 record by the Black Hippies can make its much-deserved way into your living room. A long lost gem from the treasury of West-African 70s funk, that will…

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Donald Byrd – 1975 – Stepping Into Tomorrow

Donald Byrd released a series of 5 magnificent albums in Blue Note, between 1973 and 1976 (Black Byrd, Street Lady, Stepping Into Tomorrow, Places and Spaces, Caricatures), under the high artistic supervision of Mizzell brothers. “Stepping Into Tomorrow” stands as the flagship right in the…

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Barbara Mason – 1968 – Oh How It Hurts

Barbara Mason’s second and final LP for Arctic Records was released three years after her first. The Arctic label released 60 records before folding; 14 were Mason releases. Jimmy Bishop, a Philadelphia DJ, owned the label and included “Yes, I’m Ready” on this collection to…

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Joe Thomas ‎– 1971 ‎– Is The Ebony Godfather

The greatest album ever recorded by Joe Thomas – and a hip batch of funky flute tracks that ranks with the best work of Jeremy Steig or SOUL! Joe’s blowing here with arrangements by Chico O’Farrill – strangely off-beat backings that add in more than…

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The Fantastics ‎- 1971 – The Fantastics (The Velours)

The Velours were an American R&B vocal group who had two minor pop hits in the US in the late 1950s, “Can I Come Over Tonight” and “Remember“. They relocated to England in the late 1960s, changed their name to The Fantastics, and had a…

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Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. – 1977 – The Two of Us

After leading the 5th Dimension through a string of hits during the Sixties and stepping out as duo and winning a Grammy in 1976 for You Don’t Have To Be A Star, the second duets album by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. was eagerly…

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The Variations Featuring Samaki Bennett – 1975 – A Woman’s Blues

A Tribute to Lee Variety – Samaki Bennett  and Amour Label By Mike Callahan, Patrice Eyries, David Edwards and Randy Watts Amour was an Oakland-based label that was owned and run by Lee Variety. Before he moved to Oakland in the early 1970s, Variety had grown up…

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Crack Of Dawn – 1976 – Crack Of Dawn

I’ve been a fan of Funk My Soul since shortly after starting my FaceBook page Fat City Vinyl & Music Blog – I rather randomly came across FMS one day and was impressed with not only the records shared, but the depth of knowledge about…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Hidden Strength ‎- 1975 – Hidden Strength

A killer bit of funky soul from Hidden Strength — an uptempo 70s group with a very tight groove! The group are clearly in the mode of Earth Wind & Fire — extremely proficient instrumentally, grooving together in a righteous style that has plenty of…

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Bloodstone – 1973 – Natural High

Seminal work from Bloodstone, an album that may be the group’s best-remembered effort, and for good reason too! The album sets a whole new standard for harmony soul in the 70s,  one that’s tighter than some of the east coast groups, yet never too slick…

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The O’Jays – 1968 – Back On Top

Although The O’Jays Philly International recordings are always touted as some of their best work, we love this early material produced by George Kerr – with a sound that’s very similar to classic New Jersey groups like The Moments and The Whatnauts (and which also…

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Three Ounces Of Love – 1978 – Three Ounces Of Love

Three Ounces Of Love is an out of print Motown diamond of the late 70’s. Never released on CD. I would say most of the tracks are outstanding and mixed the classic Motown sound with late 70s disco. The title track may have been a…

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Joe Simon – 1974 – Mood, Heart And Soul

   Review by  RDTEN1 Risque cover there Mr. Simon …  By my count 1974’s “Mood, Heart and Soul” was Joe Simon’s  tenth studio set in eight years. Continuing his collaboration with long-time producer Brad Shapiro, as good as Simon’s voice was, by the time this…

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Holland Dozier Holland ‎– The Complete 45s Collection: Invictus/Hot Wax/Music Merchant 1969-1977

The legacy of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland is filled with some of the most popular songs ever written:  “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)”, “Baby, I Need Your Loving”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”,…

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Mark Radice ‎ – 1976 – Ain’t Nothin’ But A Party

Here’s Mark Radice’s The Whole World Ain’t Nothin’ But A Party, a nice little obscurity by a successful yet under-the-radar songwriter. Check out his website for a who’s who of pop stars that have covered his songs from Streisand and Cheap Trick to The Muppets…

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Marlena Shaw – 1979 – Take A Bite

Marlena Shaw has had a long and diverse career: Soul singer on Cadet, Jazz singer on Blue Note, Soul and Disco singer on Columbia, then Supper Jazz singer to this day.  She can sing everything successfully and, unlike others, she doesn’t blush about her Disco…

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Shout Box

(Wednesday, May 24. 2017 08:34 PM)
Another request Rose Royce ‎– Golden Touch 1980
[no sender]
(Wednesday, May 24. 2017 08:47 PM)
Also i’m looking for Superior Elevation – Get It Don’t Stop 1982
Thanks a lot
[no sender]
(Thursday, May 25. 2017 01:57 AM)
Would anyone happen to have Brother To Brother – Brother 2 Brother (1980)?
[no sender]
(Thursday, May 25. 2017 01:58 AM)
(Thursday, May 25. 2017 02:06 AM)
For Nikos – thank’s a lot, bro!

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